Petrus Camper

Person

Education
Date of birth
1722-05-11
Place of birth
Country of nationality
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Deceased Person

Date of death
1789-04-07
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Person
Assessment
Camper was one of the most well-known scientists of his day and had a comprehensive knowledge of many branches of science.
Category
medicine and psychology
Disciplines
scientist
Connections from
petrus camper family friend was herman boerhaave (Herman Boerhaave)
petrus camper corresponded with johann friedrich blumenbach (Johann Friedrich Blumenbach)
petrus camper corresponded with johann wolfgang von goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Connections to
petrus van musschenbroek taught petrus camper (Pieter van Musschenbroek)
herman boerhaave family friend of petrus camper (Herman Boerhaave)
johann friedrich blumenbach corresponded with petrus camper (Johann Friedrich Blumenbach)
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Camper's father was a prosperous minister who had served in the Dutch East Indies and retired to Leyden where he was acquainted with many eminent scientists (such as Boerhaave). (Details)
Camper's intelligence was recognised by his father and at the age of twelve Camper entered Leyden University where he remained for the next twelve years. (Details)
He studied natural science, medicine and classics. (Details)
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